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New mothers

For change artists

Sunday, 11 September, 2011, 12:00am

New mothers

For change artists

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

A family affair

AT 21, Tara Ferry with his full lips, fine cheekbones and sweep of dark unruly hair has the moody, sensuous, if slightly rebellious looks beloved of the Romantic poets. It is a cool, wistful image that Mario Testino captured beautifully in Burberry's spring campaign when he photographed Ferry with Tali Lennox (Annie Lennox's daughter) on a chilly winter's day on England's Brighton Beach.

9 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Tax axed on couples jointly registering homes

The central government has backed away from a controversial tax imposed on married couples who want to add a spouse's name to a property, amid a rising public outcry.

Under a court ruling that took effect last month, a person whose parents buy property for them after they get married will retain sole ownership in the event of a divorce.

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

A house divided

The Supreme People's Court's latest judicial interpretation of the mainland's Marriage Law has laid bare gender equity as a political issue. But even when confronted with it, many Chinese people prefer to treat it as invisible. Some feminist groups have tried to organise protests, but they kept these low-key for fear of coming across as shrill and demanding.

30 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Law exposes unease at state of modern marriage

Few laws affect as many mainland citizens or embody Chinese social values as much as the Marriage Law, so the heated response to its recent court interpretation was inevitable, several legal and social commentators said.

21 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Home comfort for divorcees' folks

Under a controversial mainland court ruling taking effect today, a person whose parents buy property for them after they get married will retain sole ownership in the event of divorce.

13 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Make yourself at home

Leung Yuk-yin had enrolled her son in kindergarten in the early 1990s when she saw a television commercial calling for people to sign on as foster families. The recruitment drive rolled out at just the right time. Her boy was settling in nicely in the nursery, so the housewife from Tuen Mun suddenly found herself with time to spare.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Mixed and matched

Walk into Sav and Peter Winslow's elegant southside living room, and the first thing that strikes you is the art. On one wall hangs a canvas covered in bold Aboriginal-style loops in earthy ochres and reds. On the other, propped against an easel, is a striking portrait of the strong, proud face of a Rajasthani woman. The paintings are a graphic reminder of couple's bicultural heritage.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am